Trailer equipment rental and leasing provider Xtra Lease has extended its contract with Omnitracs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, to continue to offer untethered trailing tracking.

The two companies first collaborated in 2006 to create a web-based user interface that improved fleets’ ability to manage their trailer assets through trailer tracking. Since then, Xtra Lease has added Omnitracs’ trailer tracking asset management system to most of its dry van trailers and continues to offer trailer tracking as a free feature on dry van rentals.

The renewed agreement maintains that Xtra Lease will continue to provide Omnitracs’ trailer tracking service as a tool to help fleets better manage their trailer and cargo assets, the company said. Xtra Lease has trailer tracking installed on nearly 50,000 of its trailers.

“Trailer tracking enables you to manage your trailers with authority,” said Craig Nolle, trailer tracking manager for Xtra Lease. “The dashboard provides for easy monitoring of trailer activity and downtime. And if you’re too busy to look up the data, you can let our system do the work for you. We can provide simple location and dormancy data for all trailers via email, so you don’t have to go to the web.”